- Rob Mills
Infobox musical artist
Name = Rob Mills
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Background = Solo_singer
Birth_name = Robert Mills
Born = birth date and age|1982|06|21
Origin = Victoria,
Genre = Pop
Singer-songwriter, quiz showhost
Years_active = 2003-present
Label = Sony BMG
URL = [http://www.robmills.net.au/ www.robmills.net.au]
Rob Mills (born
June 1, 1982) is an Australian singerbest known as one of the finalists from " Australian Idol 2003". He was recently a co-host on the late-night quiz show "The Mint" as well as a regular singer on the game show "The Singing Bee" both on the Nine Network. Currently, Mills is starring as Fiyeroin the Melbourne production of the musical "Wicked".
Mills attended Brentwood Secondary College, frequently participating in the school Battle of the Bands concert.Mills formed a band called "The Megamen" with two friends and soon developed a keen following on the
Melbournelive music scene especially their sessions every Sunday at the Red Eagle Hotel at Albert Park. Mills is a current resident of Melbourne.
Mills was a contestant for the first series of "
Australian Idol" and he made the top five. He performed on "Rise Up", the #1 Australian single performed by all the Australian Idolfinalists in 2003. Mills performed the song " Dirty Girl" on the double platinum album " Australian Idol: Final 12" soundtrack released in October 2003.It was during this time that Mills had an affair with Paris Hilton.
Mills' "Australian Idol" song list:
# Melbourne Audition – "Swear It Again" (
# Semi Final Group 5 – "Angels" (
# Final 12 (70s) – "Alright Now" (Free)
# Final 10 (#1 Hits) – "You Don't Treat Me No Good No More" (
# Final 8 (Aussie Hits) – "Take Me Back" (
# Final 6 (80s) – "If I Could" (1927)
# Up, Close and Personal – "When You Say Nothing At All" (
# Final 5 (R&B/Soul) – "Too Close" (
Next) and "If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time" ( R. Kelly)
He signed a contract with
BMGin 2004. His first album "Up All Night" was released in Australia on June 14, 2004and debuted in the top 40. The first single from the album "Ms Vanity" was released on May 31in Australia and debuted at #6 in the Australian singles charts.Fact|date=August 2007
Mills took his live show on the road, touring the east coast of Australia, playing from Cairns to Tasmania in July 05. As well many music performances on national TV, KAK, The Today Show, Carols By Candlelight.
This was followed by his starring role as Johnny Casino alongside
John Farnham, Natalie Bassingthwaiteand Craig McLachlanin "Grease - The Musical Arena Tour". The tour was a commercial and critical success. Fact|date=September 2007.
Mills hosted a new television show "Stooged" on
Network Ten, [cite web | title = The Mint - Rob Mills | work = The Mint | publisher = Channel Nine | date = | url = http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=281655 | format = HTML | accessdate = 2007-08-17 ] a hidden-camera show. The show premiered on 28 July 2005to good ratings but was a victim of confused network programming.
Triple M's tsunamifundraiser, where people pledged money to hear their favourite song played, Mills rang up and requested his own song. This was a request made of him by the radio station, testament to Mills' ability to take the mickey out of himself. [cite web | title = Rob Mills | work = NineMSN Music | publisher = NineMSN | date = | url = http://music.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=284042 | format = HTML | accessdate = 2007-08-17 ]
Mills confessed on the television show "Spicks and Specks" that he had a brief but highly publicised tryst with
celebrityheiress Paris Hiltonat the Melbourne Cupof 2003. [cite news | last = Warneke | first = Ross | title = Australian Idol | work = TV & Radio | publisher = The Age | date = 2003-11-06 | url = http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/11/06/1067989608133.html | accessdate = 2007-08-17 ] He later made fun of the tryst by singing " I Love Paris" (best known in a recording by Frank Sinatra) to close-off the show.
In May 2007, Mills appeared as the lead role of Claude in the sold out Perth production of the rock musical "Hair" along with
Cosima De Vitoand Nikki Webster. The production was directed by Chris Kabay and musically directed by Simon Holtof Yellow Glass Theatre.
31 July 2007, Mills is a co-host of the late-night quiz show "The Mint" on the Nine Network.
Most recently he appeared in a stunt for the
ABC TVshow " The Chaser's War on Everything" alongside Craig Reucasselthat satirised the Tasmanian Premier Paul Lennon.
In October 2007, Mills and three others were selected to be regular singers on the game show "The Singing Bee".
Mills is currently playing
Fiyeroin the Melbourne production of the hit musical "Wicked". The cast also features Lucy Durack, Amanda Harrison, Maggie Kirkpatrick, and Anthony Callea. [cite news | last = Gans | first = Andrew | title = Harrison, Durack, Guest, Mills, Callea and Kirkpatrick to Star in Australia's Wicked | work = theatre | publisher = The Age | date = 2008-12-02 | url = http://www.playbill.com/news/article/115031.html | accessdate = 2008-02-12 ]
* "Up All Night" (2004) - #21 Australia.
* Rise Up "- with the
Australian IdolCast" - #1
* Dirty Girl – (radio promo release only)
Ms. Vanity– #6 Australia (Gold)
Every Single Day (song)– #24 Australia
* Overrated – (digital release only)
* [http://www.robmills.net.au/ Rob Mills]
*imdb name|name=Rob Mills|id=1467180
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